The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: William Hurt, III
Seattle, Washington

OHS Database ID 963.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 17, 2017.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 9 registers. 14 ranks. 760 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.


  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 18, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ has been on loan to St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral for some time now. It resides in the front, left corner of the nave. The Man. I 8' Koppelflöte has pipes 1-10 en façade. The Man. II 4' Rohrflöte has pipes 1-31 en façade. And the Pedal 16' Subbass has pipes 6-11 en façade. (Database Manager. April 2, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from William Hurt. -- Organ has been on loan to St. Marks while owner was not using it. (Database Manager. August 29, 2012)
  • Updated by Bruce Shull, the builder.

    Organ moved from temporary location at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle to Hurt residence in Seattle by workers from Paul Fritts & Co. Organ Builders of Tacoma WA March 16-17, 2015 (Database Manager. May 17, 2017)

Online Documents

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Keydesk. Photograph by Bruce Shull 2014-09-14
Organ Case. Photograph by Bruce Shull 2015-03-16

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  • Original document from Bruce Shull.. Source: Stoplist from photos taken of stop jambs March 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Residence: William Hurt, III
    Organ by Werner Bosch  Opus 545 - 1969
    Manual I
    Koppelflöte  8'
    Principal    4'
    Flachflöte   2'
    Mixture      IV 1 1/3'
    Manual II
    Gedackt      8'
    Rohrflöte    4'
    Principal    2'
    Scharf       III 2/3'
    Subbaß      16'
  • Click Here Original document from Bruce Shull.. Source: Stoplist from photos taken of stop jambs March 2015 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.